Hey ya! Here to talk about the upcoming Pokemon X and Y. This blog contains spoilers!!
Review readers Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue is now up It's a bit long.
So Pokemon 6 - X and Y is set for world wide release on Saturday October 12th. I will be be running out to get Y version, for one reason and one shallow reason only - The mascot reminds me of Valefor...
In this blog, which probably will be quite long, I'll just be discussing various things that have been announced so far.
Lets discuss the starters first!
What I think of these starters? Well I love Fennekin the Fire type Fox and Chespin the Grass type Chipmunk thing (?). Froakie I'm not too keen on (YET!) But with most Pokemon I don't initially like the look of, he will probably grow on me over time. Their fully evolved typings are Grass/Dark, Fire/Psychc and Water/Fight so they will be able to cover weaknesses against their opposing type (sorry for bad grammar!) I like that idea! So far I'm leaning more towards Chespin because I think the bird Pokemon you get near the start evolves into a fire type and I want to stay varied (assuming Fletchling is the bird you get at the start) But I want to see the final forms before I pick for sure!
For quite a while now, people have wished for a Light Type - instead we got Fairy type. Now can I just say I AM PRO FAIRY! I love the idea! Apparently this type was made to even out Dragon type as Fairy is super effective against dragon. Okay lets see. For some reason I think Fairy types will have a large roster of supporting magic moves such as healing magic, elemental resistance shields (much like a Final Fantasy White Mage) As well as damage attacks too obvious
Now about weakness and resistance? Well we've already been told Fairy types are super effective against dragons. I think Fairy should also be supereffective against Dark cuz fairies are all depicted as goodies. I think psychc should be super effective against fairys because it takes the mind to believe in fairys - and as we all know - everytime a child says they don't believe in fairies, a fairy somewhere drops dead! (Well according to Peter Pan anyway) Apparently Fairies are weak against poison - which makes sense because Tinkerball drank poison to save Peter Pan and died! And is only brought back to life by the children of the world's beleif in fairies! (Well in the adaptation we recently did at my theatre group anyway) Okay that's probably not the reason. But LOL
Released Pokemon So Far
For newly released Pokemon - well - some I like, some not so. I like Sylveon, Talonflame, FLetching, Dedenne and there's probably more but I can't think of any others right now. But some I'm not too keen on the look off like Gogoat and that Squid thing.
Pokemon has always been that way - I'm gonna say it - there was some Pokemon in Red/Blue that I wasn't keen on - same for each and every generation. With so many characters, not every character can appeal to everyone. But some generations Pokemon are certainly better than others.
Xerneas and Yveltal
Xerneas is a Fairy Type and is known as the Life Pokemon. Yveltal is Dark and Flying and is the Destruction Pokemon. From this, I'm guessing the game will have a good vs evil motif going on. Which begs the question? Do you get to play as a bad guy in Y version!? :-D I like the design of both of them! I really like the blades of Xerneas. But I do think it looks like a cross between Cobalion and Stantler. And as previously stated, I like Yveltal because it looks like Valefor. I've always had a thing for birds of prey... They're so cool!
There's a feature where you can interact with your Pokemon like virtual pets and you get to feed and pet them. Sounds cute!
Now the next feature is one that I actually don't like the sound of - Mega Evolutions. It's a temporary form of evolution which can happen to fully evolved Pokemon if a certain item is possessed. To me it just sounds like it will make everything all over powered. I personally like to have a balance between Pokemon I like and Pokemon that I thing will be good in the game. But this new feature may push to use strong Pokemon and utilise this feature unless you want to do insane level grinding. So may sound closed minded here, but no I don't like the sound of this one
Swarm encounters are when you run into 5 wild Pokemon at a time and it's 5 against one. And you use one attack then they all use one - sounds unfair to me.
Pokemon Z speculation
Normally Pokemon games have a paired release and then an enhanced version as you all know. Black and White broke this tradition with a sequal. And honestly, I hope X and Y has a sequal rather than just the same game with some new additions. If Pokemon Z is to be released in the future, I hope it's a sequal.
it has been speculated that a mascot for Pokemon Z will be a serpant like creature in the shape of a Z. Supposedly (and I have no idea where I first heard this) Xerneas and Yveltal are based on some sort of old myth and there is a third member which is a snake. Another idea is the dimensions of a plane. X, Y and Z. X being horizontal like how Xerneas moves across land. Y being height where Yveltal can fly up and down and Z being depth. Depth brings water to mind, so some have also used this idea to speculate that the Z pokemon will be a sea serpant.
What I want?
The general trend (with some descrepencies) is that Pokemon has improved as time has gone on. For me personally the original Black and White were the best Pokemon games due to an actual story, barely any forced level grinding, linear dungeons and a fantastic unique ending (shame they had to go back on that one in BW2) I would like these to be carried on over to X and Y. Especially the level grinding! I hate level grinding. Just let me get on with it!
Essentially I'll be happy with a game that does what Black and White did only better! The original Black and White is the only Pokemon game I have played through 3 times within 6 months! The others I have completed twice max over a period of years.
By the time the game comes out I'll be back at uni. So I'll probably just complete the game and put it aside and not bother to try and fill up the Pokedex. - Much like I did with White 2 - I completed it, caught Reshiram and Kyurem and then didn't touch it again due to lack of time.
And this blog is insanely long HAHAA!
I give a massive clap to anyone who actually reads the whole thing XD